music

Spotify music streaming heads to Australia and New Zealand

The popular digital music streaming service Spotify that we love here at Android Community is headed to a few more countries. Starting today Spotify will be available in Australia and New Zealand for users to enjoy their wide array of over 16 million songs instantly on their Android phones, tablets, PC's and more.

Soundwire streams audio from any Windows PC to any Android

Picture this: you've set aside four or five hours to catalog your baseball card/stamp/wine bottle/My Little Pony collection, and would like some television to entertain you. Your Special Collection Sorting Table isn't anywhere near a TV - or an outlet. You'd like to catch up on ABC's Castle while you're doing it, but don't necessarily need to see the TV (Stana Katic notwithstanding) because you'll be cataloging. And you don't have Hulu Plus. Then you need SoundWire, an app that lets you stream audio - any audio - from your PC to your Android phone.

Spotify ICS update brings impressive new UI and plenty of features

The popular music streaming service Spotify is about to finally get a much needed, much anticipated update. We suspected an update was coming earlier this month and now can happily report that it will be available later today in beta. Spotify has completely overhauled their Android app with full Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich support as well as an impressive ICS theme too. Spotify is calling this a “top-to-bottom” app update and redesign that users will love.

Miselu Neiro combines a portable MIDI keyboard with Android

Android gets around to a lot of different device classes, but this one may be unique. A company called Miselu unveiled a new MIDI controller/musical keyboard today, with the standard set of features and connections. There's a couple of interesting new additions to the Neiro though: one, it's got a built-in Internet connection, though the precise nature of this (wired, WiFi, mobile broadband) isn't currently spelled out. And two, it runs Android on a laptop-style screen above the main console. You knew that was coming, right?

Dr. Dre Beatbox hits AT&T March 11 for $399

Who is ready to rock out Dr. Dre style with their AT&T Android smartphone? With many different music docks available for smartphones Dr. Dre's newest Beatbox is set to hit AT&T exclusively in black and white starting March 11th for $399. Now all the AT&T powered phones can enjoy the music from Dr. Dre instead of just HTC.

Rdio app undergoes a facelift, Android 4.0 support included

Those of you who were Rdio users prior to purchasing a Samsung Galaxy Nexus were probably wondering when it would be updated to Android 4.0. It is now perfectly compatible, and even underwent a much welcomed UI transformation. Like other music streaming apps, Rdio offers an great collection of over 12 million songs that can be instantly streamed to any Android device.

Rhapsody launches updated tablet app for music streaming

The popular online media and music streaming service Rhapsody that is now available on Android, Google TV and many other devices has just launched their latest update for Android. Starting today users can stream in style with a brand new, fully redesigned and imagined Android tablet interface. It's not just re-sized for a tablet, it has been full on designed specifically for tablets and looks great.

Google Music Manager update brings full library and puchased music downloads

Yes! Finally Google has updated their new Music Manager for Google Music to allow users to download right from their cloud. Originally you could upload all your music but that was it. Now instead of downloading them one at a time we can retrieve the entire library right out of the air and download it to your device or computer -- including purchased tracks from the Android Market.